50% more people have hay fever this year

I think you’ll all agree, this year has been an incredible summer so far. I love England in the sun, it’s like being on holiday and the feeling of the sun warming the skin is one of my favourite things. But if that warm, dry weather brings with it clouds of pollen, spring and summer […]

What is Super Pollen and Thunder Fever?

Hayfever is a worry for many people around spring and summer time but what if I told you that things could be about to get much, much worse. Think pollen on steroids. Imagine all those pollen particles splitting and doubling their misery… it sounds like something from a hayfever horror story. And it’s real! I […]

20 things you can do to reduce hay fever symptoms

The recent coverage of seasonal tree pollen allergies on Countryfile Diaries was really good, but as is the usual thing with TV, you miss out on so much of the actual filming. You guys only get a snapshot. But I got so much information and learnt so much from Shenagh Hume, the garden expert who […]

Countryfile diaries seasonal allergy special on 20th May

If you love nature but also want to find out how you can enjoy the Spring and Summer and embrace the outdoors whilst minimising the effects of your hay fever read on… Simple tasks like going for a walk, run or gardening when you have hay fever can become almost impossible during the hay fever […]

Indoor Allergies – Effective Natural Relief and Protection

Allergy UK Indoor Allergy Week – 20th -26th October 2014 The onset of the colder weather and the wilting of the flowers will come as a relief for the millions of Brits who have spent the summer battling with hayfever symptoms. But for so many more, the allergy battle is just getting started with approximately […]

The Allergy UK Conference 2014 – My top 5

Last month I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Allergy UK Annual conference, the first one they have run but hopefully the first of many. The quality of speakers was excellent and I learnt so much my poor brain was aching afterwards and my note pad is bursting with almost legible notes. […]

Can you have immunotherapy if you have asthma?

For years I’ve been trying to get a referral for immunotherapy for my hay fever and dust mite allergy but have been told that it’s not available, that I wouldn’t qualify because I have asthma etc. etc. OK… but my dust allergy causes most of my asthma problems in the first place, if it was […]

The buteyko breathing technique for asthma

Are you a mouth breather? Do you have asthma? Well this technique could really help by teaching you how to breath through your nose more and so help to control asthma, allergies and many other conditions…

Can you be allergic to cucumber?

Have you ever wondered whether you have a cucumber allergy? Do they make your lips tingle and give you a nasty wheezy feeling in your throat? Is this a true allergy and how common is cucumber allergy? Read on to find out more…